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On the Renaissance of Men Podcast, I connect with men and women pushing themselves and pushing boundaries. I also read and interpret poetry that helps us understand what it means to be a man.

 

This page lists my Top Podcasts of all time, in order, plus my Poetry for Men episodes.

 

Visit Spotify, Apple, or Podlink for a complete list of all episodes.

 

Some newer episodes are also available on YouTube.

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On the Renaissance of Men Podcast, I connect with men and women pushing themselves and pushing boundaries. I also read and interpret poetry that helps us understand what it means to be a man.

 

This page lists my Top Podcasts of all time, in order, plus my Poetry for Men episodes.

 

Visit Spotify, Apple, or Podlink for a complete list of all episodes.

 

Some newer episodes are also available on YouTube.

42 years of life experience, triumphs and losses, plus adventures in 33 countries on 6 continents have allowed me to find my voice.

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LASERHODL – Reset and The Renaissance

E55 | 4h48m

LaserHodl is a husband, former software engineer, fantastically deep and broad thinker, Bitcoin citizen, and sovereign hopeful.

Many in the past couple years have attempted to explain what’s going on in our world, but when I heard LaserHodl a couple of months ago I said, I think this man has got it.

His thesis is that what we’re experiencing has to do with money, how it’s created, why that system is failing, and what might happen next.

And buried within that picture is the answer for what we, as men, can do about it. The answer is Bitcoin.

In our conversation, we discussed just one thing: Why Bitcoin is immediately, urgently relevant to you, as a man.

That subject is so broad and far-reaching, it took us almost 5 hours to cover it in total. And in that, I encourage you to listen carefully to our discussion.

It’s vitally important that we all get this as men. Because if we succeed in transforming money, there’s nothing we can’t do.

 

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ALISON ARMSTRONG – Partnership Is a Triumph of Spirit

E45 | 3h58m

Alison Armstrong is an internationally acclaimed educator and expert on understanding men, women, and relationships.

She’s also the bestselling author of “The Queen’s Code.” Yes, this podcast is about men and masculinity, but in her book Alison writes, “To know men is to love them,” and I think that earns her a seat at the table. Because she’s spent 30 years studying men and devoted her life to helping explain men to women, with the goal of improving human relationships so we can bring about The Great Reconciliation and begin building heaven on Earth. In our conversation we discussed: dependence, independence, and interdependence between men and women; ultimatums, and what they mean to women vs. men; what women’s independence is for, and how they can think about giving it up, and what they’ll get in return; the difference between “non-starters” in new relationships vs. “not-forevers” in existing relationships; and finally, The Language of Heroes, which is a method for women to communicate their needs to men in a way which “speaks to the heart, soul and spirit of a man. It calls to him, rouses him, honors him.” Give Alison just 17 minutes and I think she’ll earn your trust, like she has mine.

 

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JACK DONOVAN – The Warriors of the Sun

E29 | 2h07m

Jack Donovan is a man who needs no introduction. He’s the author of the bestselling book “The Way of Men”, one of the canonical works of the Renaissance.

It’s the origin of the Four Tactical Virtues — Strength, Courage, Mastery, and Honor — plus the vital distinction between being “a good man” and “good at being a man.” He’s also the author of a groundbreaking new book, “Fire In the Dark” which helps connect authentic male spirituality to masculine themes in myths and legends from all time. In our conversation we discuss his unique life story, the salvation of masculinity, the gender and culture war, and the production of art that once again speaks to men.

 

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THE HOWLING VOID – The Teeth of the Light

E12 | 2h53m

This week on the Renaissance of Men Podcast, Will Spencer is thrilled to welcome for his first podcast, the secretive man behind the surging Internet account that’s motivating and inspiring thousands of men, The Howling Void.

In this sprawling, encyclopedic conversation, we cover topics as diverse as Niezsche and alchemy, to telekinesis, architecture, conscience, and the pursuit of human excellence. This was a rich and fascinating conversation, I’m thrilled to share with you.

 

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FIZEEK FATHER - Finding Redemption From Trash World

E54 | 03h34m

The Fizeek Father is a father, art director, and Instagram content creator who’s blazed a bright and influential trail through the men’s space in just a short couple of months.

His clean designs, clear ideas, and sense of humor have brought a sense of levity to a field, which can often be full of serious ideas. He’s been on his own journey of transformation, from skinny fat bugman of trash world into Primal Handsome Nationalist of Gastonian Proportions. In our conversation we discussed: who he was, the mistakes he made in his marriage, and why, and who he became as a result; red pill truths, and which ones were hardest for each of us to swallow; his son and their relationship today; the influence of the author Bronze Age Pervert on his philosophy; and finally the power of humor in his writing, and how he harnesses it to make a creative impact. My friends and I have shared so much of Fizeek King’s content since his splash debut in November that I decided I had to find out who he was, including his story and philosophy, and I wasn’t disappointed.

 

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“To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell

E23 | 27m

Andrew Marvell was an English Restoration poet who lived and wrote during his nation’s civil wars, and in its transition from monarchy to the beginnings of republicanism.

He was a well-traveled, well-spoken, hard-partying bachelor. In his masterwork “To His Coy Mistress” he paints a vivid picture of a familiar and amorous scenario most men will be familiar with. But he presents his own unique spin on it, in a moving and timeless encouragement to seize the day.

 

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“The Collar” by George Herbert

E18 | 24m

This week I read “The Collar” by the English poet George Herbert, who lived during the 1600’s.

This poem depicts one man’s struggle with his chosen calling of the priesthood versus his burning desire for freedom and adventure.

I also discuss the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Counter-Reformation, and the flows of history that connect Herbert with our modern age. This poem is proof that we’re not disconnected from history, and that the more things change, the more some things stay the same.

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“Eulogy, To a Hell of a Dame” by Charles Bukowski

E13 | 21m

In this episode of “Poetry for Men,” I read “Eulogy To A Hell of a Dame” by the legendary American poet Charles Bukowski.

This poem about Bukowski’s long deceased muse, Jane, demonstrates not just his mastery of poetic techniques, but his sense of romantic devotion. Despite being set in his familiar environment of the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, Bukowski demonstrates that the values of beauty, love, and goodness nevertheless still apply. The poem is a testament to how one man loved one woman, and how her love for him lived on, long after she’d passed away.

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“Last Gods” by Galway Kinnell

S01E011 | 21:51

In this episode of Poetry for Men, I read the exquisite “Last Gods” by the 20th century American poet Galway Kinnell.

This graphic poem depicting a man and woman making passionate love weaves together both personal and mythological themes to produce a result that attains, to me, the status of high art.

It has become one of my favorite poems of all time, and though it’s taken an act of courage to read, the process was very much worth it.

I hope you agree, and that this poem moves you as much as it does me.

To read “Last Gods” online, click here

For more about Galway Kinnell, click here

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To hear Galway Kinnell read this poem on Spotify, click here

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“A Man Lost by a River” by Michael Blumenthal

S01E08 | 17:48

In this episode of The Renaissance of Men’s “Poetry for Men” series, Will Spencer reads “A Man Lost By A River” by the American poet Michael Blumenthal.

This rich and evocative poem asks us a question, “What if we didn’t truly know ourselves?” What if somewhere inside there was a voice longing to be heard? Where might we find that voice, and what might it have to say?

Blumenthal both asks and answers those questions in this poem, and as his life story illustrates, he knows what he’s talking about.

To read “A Man Lost By A River” click here.

To learn more about Michael Blumenthal, click here.

For Oscar Wilde’s epigrams, click here.

To watch Chris Thile perform Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G Minor on a mandolin, click here.

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“Mother and Son” by Alden Nowlan

S01E06 | 18:47

In this episode of The Renaissance of Men’s “Poetry for Men” series, Will Spencer reads the poem “Mother and Son” by one of Canada’s most beloved literary figures, Alden Nowlan.

This challenging and provocative piece highlights the ways that parental violence can masquerade as harmless touches, right before our eyes. But by understanding the differences between men and women, we see that not all is well. And through that discomfort, art can help us learn, and grow.

To read “Mother and Son” click here.

To learn more about Alden Nowlan, click here.

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“Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

S01E04 | 21:34

In this episode of The Renaissance of Men’s “Poetry for Men” series, Will Spencer reads the classic “Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

To read “Psalm of Life”, click here.

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“The Man Watching” by Rainer Maria Rilke

S01E02 | 18:23

In this first episode of The Renaissance of Men’s “Poetry for Men” series, Will Spencer introduces the series and reads “The Man Watching” by Rainer Maria Rilke.

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